Royal Gold 400 vs Kodak Max 400

Discussion in 'Kodak' started by FRANZ, Aug 4, 2003.

  1. FRANZ

    FRANZ Guest

    Could someone give me a reasonable comparaison of Kodak Royal Gold 400 &
    Kokak Max 400..

    Thanks in advance
    FRANZ, Aug 4, 2003
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    Moe Guest

    Hey Franz, *I* shoot a lot of Royal Gold, and Like it. Check out the specs
    at, but *I* find film is a personal confidence thing, shoot both,
    compare and see which one you like best.
    Moe, Aug 4, 2003
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    Norman Worth Guest

    I don't have enough experience with these films to give a guaranteed answer.
    The specifications, advertisements, and reviews suggest, however, that MAX
    films are designed for very wide exposure latitude at the expense of some
    image quality. They are particularly good for non-adjustable and
    inexpensive cameras. For better cameras, the Gold film is probably better.
    I have shot a fair amount of Gold 400 (not a lot), and it seems to be
    Norman Worth, Aug 4, 2003
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    David Guest

    you might try a roll or two of the professional film; don't let the
    "professional" name intimidate you. I've found that Fuji makes an incredible
    400 (Fuji NPH maybe?) and 800 (Fuji NPZ). With the 800 film, the color
    saturation and grain is awesome.

    David, Aug 12, 2003
  5. Norman,

    Let me ask you what type of camera you use? Do you ever find the MAX film is
    a bit grainy, and looks underexposed when shooting in low light with a

    I shoot with a Pentax ZX-7 and personally have never shot Kodak Max film. As
    a Certified Photographic Consultant, I do get a lot of questions about it
    though. Many of the prints I have seen shot with a point and shoot camera
    seem to have this look. Before I tell people not to use it, I want to know
    if it is the film or the point and shoot camera. Like you, I don't shoot it
    much so I can't tell me first hand. I can only tell them what i know. It is
    very important to do reaseach before you give advise so any information you
    or anyone else can give would be greatly appreciated.

    Frederick Claus, Aug 12, 2003
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